Iowa State has obviously had one of the top 5 wrestling programs in the nation throughout the history of collegiate wrestling. It is my opinion, that the popularity of wrestling in the state of Iowa, as well as the talent pool located in the high school ranks, Iowa State's wrestling program will sell itself. Will loosing Cael serve as a huge detriment to the growth of our program? I highly doubt it. I think we will continue to be a force on the national scene, and will be in the conversation for many years to come. The reason this situation has so many up in arms is it is a huge blow to what ego we Iowa State fans have left. Our wrestling program is the one aspect of our athletic department we can count on seeing continued sucess in, and losing Cael seems to make us feel inferior in the one sport we have seen a winning tradition in. This being said, this program has been built by much more than Cael Sanderson. While his college career was undoubtedly the highlight of wrestling at Iowa State, his success does not define Iowa State wrestling. Losing Cael as a monumental figure of Iowa State hurts, but does losing him as a coach hurt at all? After all, he has only been coaching since 2006...it is not like we are losing a legend in the coaching ranks. It is understandable for everyone to be upset towards Cael and expect more from an Iowa State legend, but in no way should his departure leave you discontented about the wrestling program or the athletic departments committment to Iowa State wrestling. This turn of events certainly hurts the egos of all Iowa State fans, but lets not forget that our wrestling program will go forth and, in my opinion, see continued success far into the future without Cael Sanderson.